Well blogger, it's a new week and we've got a ton of great stuff going on. As you've probably expected, there's quite a bit of baseball and a little poetry, biography, and basketball to even things out. All I can say is that I hope you're ready for another installment of This Week in History!
September 15, 1936: American Baseball player Gaylord Perry was born.
This baseball hall of famer played for 6 teams, including a brief stint in 1980 for the New York Yankees. For a glance at the most treasured years of this team, check out The Postwar Yankees: Baseball’s Golden Age Revisited by David G. Surdam
September 16, 1914: American radio and television personality Allen Funt is born.
For a look at another famous radio personality, please take a look at Radio’s Revolution: Don Hollenbeck’s CBS Views the Press, edited by Loren Ghiglione
September 17, 1814: Francis Scott Key finishes his poem The Star-Spangled Banner
Now I don’t think anyone would confuse the works of Mr. Key with those of Josh Bell, but poetry is poetry….sorta? Anyway check out No Planets Strike by Josh Bell and decide for yourself.
September 18, 1837: Tiffany and Co. is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in New York City.
Three Finger: The Mordecai Brown Story by Cindy Thompson and Scott Brown is the story of one of the greatest pitchers of all time. Not everyone would be happy with only three fingers (regardless of how wonderful a pitcher it made you) but that might be a little different if there was a diamond ring to brighten it up!
September 19, 1959: Nikita Kruscheve is barred from visiting Disneyland.
Cinderella Ball: A Look Inside Small College Basketball in West Virginia, by Bob Kuska, is definitely not the kind fairy tale you find with in the confines of Disneyland, but after reading it I can assure you it is no less inspiring.